Archive for the ‘Retail’ category

Bring it on, Nakumatt tells foreign retailers set to enter Kenya

Kenyan retailer not fazed by foreign competition.

Douala – looking beyond first impressions

How we made it in Africa‘s Kate Douglas talks about her first impression of Douala. And how wrong it was.

Running an online business in Tanzania: Insights from a US-born manager

How we made it in Africa talks to Erfaan Mojgani, country manager of online marketplace Kaymu in Tanzania.

The impact of country specific demographic factors on consumer behaviour

Customers are generally influenced by a series of issues when making purchasing decisions.

GDP and population data not enough to predict brand success in Africa

Hard retail data, consumer needs and behaviour, combined with macro-economic datasets, are better indicators of opportunity in African markets.

E-commerce set to be a ‘game changer’ for Africa, says Ashish J. Thakkar

“A city like Lagos has 20 million people, but just two shopping centres.”

Five e-commerce tips from industry experts

Thoughts by industry professionals about starting, and growing, an e-commerce store.

South Africa’s top suburbs for luxury homes

Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard suburbs dominate the list.

Kenyan retailer Chandarana gearing up for faster growth

Chandarana plans to double its number of outlets over the next five years.

Informal retail ‘a market you can’t afford to ignore’

Kaskazi Network delivers consumer goods to informal shops and kiosks by motorcycle.

Why Botswana’s largest retailer ventured into ‘risky’ Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has the best pool of talent in Africa, says the CEO of Choppies.

Why Shoprite is teaming up with pizza chain Debonairs in Angola

“Angola is a lucrative market where we currently have no presence, and Shoprite has done a phenomenal job there.”

Domino’s Pizza: Kenyan and Nigerian customers prefer to eat in-store

Talking fast food with the Kenyan franchise holder of Domino’s Pizza and ice cream brand Cold Stone Creamery.

French consumer brands eyeing West and Central Africa’s middle class

Five French consumer brands are expected to soon set up shop in number of sub-Saharan African countries.

Capturing lower-income consumers: A look at Pep’s model in Africa

Pep has an aggressive expansion plan for the continent.